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a retired doctor in new york city and i want to ask a very personal question and i hope he won't mind. in your writing or subsequent have people come up to you and said i've changed my life because of when you have rhode? i think most people that write or do things, whatever it is, they want to know if they had an impact on someone's life. >> i can't think of an instance in which somebody has said quite that to me. sometimes a book resonates with a person very strongly because of something they are going through in their personal life, so if they're going through a tragedy and the book somehow helps them to deal with that, then they will write to me and tell me about this and say thank you for your book because it helped me through this. i'm not thinking about that when i'm writing the book and i am never quite sure. but i can't remember anybody saying that i changed their lives. i would be very flattered by that but why did you ask that question? you must have a reason for that. >> whether they are raising children or teaching whether they are a position were going to africa they fee
to read. in the mid '50s, live in the outer boroughs of new york city, in my case the bronx, was comfortable but provincial. and my curiosity extended far beyond the bounds of my home and school. i wanted to know more about people in other places. what was happening in the world now, what had happened in the past, and quite simply how i came to be. books were my passports, and i consumed them voraciously. but i came to writing later than most. in my late '30s after having raised my three children. my generation, those of us born during and after world war ii, numbered in the millions. and we were asking questions that demanded to be answered. we had come of age in the heat of the escalating war in vietnam. and we didn't know why our brothers were fighting so far away for a cause that was so difficult to understand. and the role of women in society was changing rapidly. my friends, educator with traditional values but a deep sense of personal ambition, wanted to know how to be true to ourselves, yet remain committed to our husbands and our children. as a young mother i had st
of philadelphia did but the suburbs also wideout romney. new york, philadelphia, d.c., los angeles and san francisco's the birds that are all very democratic. denver las vegas and phoenix and the dallas houston san antonio atlanta charlotte and north carolina were very republican so i think calling suburbs analyzing pricing suburbs doesn't work. you have to look at each individual suburb word each region of the country and finally, number six, we have to rethink the way we spend money on politics. this was a 6 billion-dollar election-year with status quo results. i think the biggest success when it comes to money and politics and i'm not talking about the message but the macro-- karl rove separated billionaires from billions of their dollars to what effect? i mean it may be more effective way to pay voters directly. there is probably more return for your investment and i would conclude by saying that probably the supreme court of the united states, the second most important institution in the united states in aiding the economic recovery, because next to the fed they have done more to pump
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